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Campeche Old Town

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Visited by us on February 24, 2020
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All about the

Campeche Historic Centre

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Welcome to our collected information about the UNESCO World Heritage Site officially known as “Historic Fortified Town of Campeche”! If you travel here and ask about it, the site is in Spanish known as Ciudad Histórica Fortificada de Campeche. We call it Campeche Historic Centre or just Campeche.
[ kamˈpe.tʃe ]

The Walled Rainbow City

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Where is Campeche

To visit Campeche Historic Centre you travel to the wonderful country of Mexico located in the of America, North. More precisely, you probably travel to Campeche, San Francisco de in the Campeche, Estado de part of Mexico to visit it. UNESCO actually has its own definition of the different world regions. According to them Campeche is located in Latin America and the Caribbean, how about that?
America, North
Mexico
Campeche, Estado de

Why is Campeche
a World Heritage Site

World Heritage Type

Cultural

Natural

Mixed

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UNESCO's  2 Why

Cultural Reason #2
Cultural Reason #4
Interchange of Human Values
Significant Stage in Human History
Cultural Reason #2
Criterion (ii): The harbour town of Campeche is an urbanization model of a Baroque colonial town, with its checkerboard street plan; the defensive walls surrounding its historic centre reflect the influence of the military architecture in the Caribbean.
Interchange of Human Values

World Heritage Protection Status

Endangered

Endangered

Lost

Lost

Timeline for the
Campeche World Heritage Site

1540

Creation

Campeche was physically created.

1986

Established

Campeche was established.
1998-12-05

Tentative

Mexico nominated Campeche Historic Centre to become a World Heritage Site.

1999-12-04

Inscribed

The application from Mexico was approved and Historic Fortified Town of Campeche officially became a World Heritage Site.

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Endangered!

Unfortunately, Campeche Historic Centre is one of the, luckily, few World Heritage Site where we, humanity, failed protecting it. In it became part of the Endangered List. It’s a list no site ever wants to be on. Mexico itself is the one responsible for making sure that the promise they made to the rest of humankind is being held.
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Saved!

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Things change. So did things for Historic Fortified Town of Campeche. Because of this there are some letters after the UNESCO Reference Number 895. After this update, Campeche’s is .
2020-02-24

Visited by us!

Landmark event, obviously! Our first visit to the Historic Fortified Town of Campeche World Heritage Site. This was our 118 site visited out of the 134  we have travelled to so far.

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